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  • A setting in search of some action

    A setting in search of some action
    'Haunted' By Randy Wayne White. Putnam, 356 pages, $26.95 Randy Wayne White has built a legacy exploring Florida's history and ecology. But an evocative look at Florida and its often ignored role in the Civil War can't make up for a lack of action in...
  • Fish and Wildlife drops proposal to list wolverine as threatened

    Fish and Wildlife drops proposal to list wolverine as threatened
    The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday withdrew its proposal to list the wolverine as a threatened species in the contiguous United States. The agency said its earlier research, which concluded that climate change was destroying the snow-loving...
  • Once impossible to find, fishers run rampant around Olympic Peninsula

    Once locally extinct, fishers are bounding all over the Olympic Peninsula in Washington. First released into Olympic National Park in 2008 in an effort to repopulate the native carnivore, they now range from Neah Bay to Ocean Shores, from Port...
  • Racism, the misuse of genetics and a huge scientific protest

    "A Troublesome Inheritance: Genes, Race, and Human History" is the new book by science writer Nicholas Wade that asserts a genetic basis for certain human behaviors and distinguishes them by race. It's been widely panned in book reviews, especially by...
  • How Kentucky tobacco grew a possible miracle drug for Ebola problem

    When two American aid workers came down with the deadly Ebola virus recently, an experimental treatment materialized seemingly out of nowhere. How did a possible miracle drug for one of the deadliest diseases in Africa come to be grown half a world away...
  • Eek, an eel in Orland Park lake

     Eek, an eel in Orland Park lake
    Cook County biologists got the chance to study a type of wildlife rarely spotted in the Chicago area when a fisherman in Orland Park found a surprise wriggling at the end of his line: a two-and-a-half-foot long, five-pound American eel. It's the third...
  • How Discovery Channel's Shark Week didn't (quite) bite the Shedd

    How Discovery Channel's Shark Week didn't (quite) bite the Shedd
    Discovery Channel's Shark Week will never be mistaken for the video version of a scientific journal. Tales of monster sharks and killer sharks and legendary, probably non-existent sharks predominate — what genuine shark scientists call "Shark...
  • Officials offer glimpse into Norfolk's state forensics lab

     Officials offer glimpse into Norfolk's state forensics lab
    While the technicians at the state's forensics labs don't have the ability to figure out what someone looks like based on a DNA sample or learn the results of crime scene evidence instantly and easily like some popular TV shows depict, experts in fields...
  • Garrett Island - so close, and yet so far

    Garrett Island - so close, and yet so far
    Heading into town from the west on U.S. 40, drivers take a bridge across the Susquehanna River and cut through treetops reaching up from another world below the rumbling road. It's green down there on Garrett Island, and busy with the activity of many...
  • Floating classroom comes ashore at Fort Monroe in Hampton

    Floating classroom comes ashore at Fort Monroe in Hampton
    HAMPTON — Ten travel-weary high school students came to shore around noon Saturday at Fort Monroe nearly 80 miles from where they first started their paddle down the James River in Richmond. After eight days on the water, the group completed the...
  • Dive deep for historic riches at home or on vacation travels

    Each week, "Florida Flashback" celebrates our area's past and its preservation. When we travel, we take that love of history along, of course. So here's a vacation postcard from a recent visit to the other west coast — to Monterey Bay in California,...